Vivienne Bartley

Vivienne Bartley is the owner and director of Bodybalance Physiotherapy and has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for 20 years. She is passionate about health and wellbeing in general and has a special interest in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy having completed extensive further studies in the area. As well as Physiotherapy, she is a qualified Health Coach, NST Practitioner, Hypopressives Teacher and Pilates and Yoga Teacher.

She also treats all musculoskeletal conditions, particularly being interested in getting to the root of acute and chronic conditions. Having first qualified as a fitness instructor (National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness) she completed a Diploma in Physiology and Health Science from Carlow Institute of Technology, graduating with a distinction, giving her a background in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She then went on to complete her degree in Physiotherapy at Bradford University England. She is also a member of the Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (ISOM).

Being a qualified Pilates and Yoga teacher, she likes to combine elements of Pilates and Yoga in all classes. Vivienne is also an accomplished sportswoman having represented Ireland internationally in soccer. She enjoys Crossfit and Weight lifting in her spare time.

As the Lead Physiotherapist she is passionate about all members of staff being supported to provide the best possible service and the team regularly attend further education courses as well as train with Vivienne Specifically.

Lindsay Carlon

Lindsay graduated from the University of Salford with BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation and is a member of BASRAT (British association of sports rehabilitators and trainers). Lindsay specialises in Musculoskeletal injuries and injury rehabilitation and aims to help clients move and perform optimally. Lindsay has a great interest in exercise and loves to incorporate exercise into her treatment. As a rehab therapist Lindsay strives to make patients feel fitter and stronger while helping to return to their sport or evening making them feel comfortable in a gym setting.

As part of her university experience Lindsay was lucky enough to work closely with professional and semi professional sports teams and learned a vast amount from her time with the teams. As well as working with teams Lindsay worked in the university of Salford sports injury clinic providing a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. Prior to going to Manchester, Lindsay also studied sports therapy at Cavan institute for two years.

Lindsay is also an accomplished Irish dancer, holding provincial, all Ireland and world medals. Lindsay danced for 15 years and is now finishing grades to become an Irish dancing teacher. Due to her background in competitive dancing she understands the stress, strain and injuries that can affect the body during physical activities.

To date Lindsay has completed her pilates teacher training and teaches classes here at Bodybalance. In class Lindsay likes to focus on the fundamentals of pilates so that all participants will be able to optimize their class experience.

Lindsay has worked closely with Vivienne during her time here at bodybalance. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions and their link with pelvic health issues. To start her pelvic health journey Lindsay will be expanding her scope of knowledge to become a MUMMY MOT practitioner.

Gary Mc Gee

Gary graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2020 with a BSc (Hons) in Athletic Therapy. Gary gained experience on placement with the AIT men’s rugby team where he was privileged to be the Athletic Therapist for the team as they reached the All Ireland Final. ⁠

Gary also worked alongside the AIT men’s soccer team, before completing his final year placement where he worked in McEntee Performance Physio. During his time here he worked closely with the physiotherapists assessing and treating a wide range of injuries. ⁠

Gary is currently the Athletic Therapist for @drumreegaa and works with the Intermediate and Junior hurling teams interacting with sports injuries on a regular basis. ⁠

He specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, prehab, rehab, and treatment. He has a keen interest in functional rehab and exercise-based rehab which aims to help individuals return to activity. ⁠

Gary is trained in manual therapy techniques such as mobilisations, and soft/deep tissue massage and has completed his CPD course in Dry Needling. ⁠

Philip Bogue

Philip graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2018. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Irish
Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU.

In 2018 he began working for the HSE in Longford in St. Joseph’s Primary Care Centre. He then moved to Cavan/ Monaghan Physiotherapy Department in
2019, where he primarily works today. He has gained valuable experience as a ward-based Mobility and
Respiratory Physiotherapist throughout the Covid 19-Pandemic, and also in the outpatient setting, in areas such as Primary care and Orthopedics.
Being a GAA player himself, Philip has a keen interest in sports-based rehab and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He works pitchside for local GAA
teams as well as coordinating rehab plans and manual therapy treatment sessions between games.
Philip is trained in dry needling and has a strong interest in optimizing functional movement patterns to minimize commonly seen injuries in the current population. He is interested in developing his knowledge in the area of men’s health physiotherapy and attends regular training and courses to
continuously upskill his scope of practice.

Ciara Sheridan

Ciara graduated from UCD with BSc (1st Hons) in Physiotherapy. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU.

She has a keen interest in athletic rehabilitation and is an advocate for strength and conditioning to help people overcome myriad musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Ciara works alongside local GAA teams, and rugby teams and has worked internationally with Hockey Ireland.

Ciara is a qualified PTTI Pilates Instructor and 200hr RYT Yoga Teacher with a personal interest in breathwork and meditation. She is passionate about the relationship between mind and body and takes a holistic approach to every person she treats.

Dr Darren Collins MB BS

Dr. Darren Collins is a graduate of Witswatersrand University, South Africa. He has extensive musculoskeletal experience, having spent many years as a specialist orthopedic registrar and team doctor for a professional sporting franchise. He caters for both seasoned and aspiring athletes

Diagnostic as well as procedural work. Assisting all ages and levels of activity.

Valerie Devine

Valerie joined the Bodybalance team in 2016 and plays an important role as our Office Manager. Valerie has a long history of working in the service industry with the general public & holds qualifications in IT, Administration, and Human Resources.

Valerie prides herself on providing excellent customer service through professionalism, patience, a “people-first” attitude, client care, and confidentiality.

Valerie is responsible for all office procedures, she ensures the smooth operation of the Clinics with her robust knowledge of office management and efficient handling of client inquiries & consultations while overseeing all administrative duties.